Description The Fishbone Banksia is a prostrate shrub. The long leaves grow upright and are deeply divided in a fishbone or fern frond pattern. The cone shaped flower spikes are produced from the base of the plant at ground level. Flowers are produced in spring and are orange brown in colour. The flower spike develops into a woody fruit. The dead flower styles remain giving the fruit a shaggy hairy appearance with protruding follicles. It is a fairly rare species of Banksia.
Height 0.2m - 0.4m
Spread 1m - 2m
Habitat grows on sandplains and heathland
Wildlife Interest birds, nectar
Distribution found in western parts of Western Australia around an area north of Perth about half way between Perth and Geraldton